Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who'd Be A Turkey At Christmas)

Album: released as a B-side (1973)
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  • Christmas songs have become something of a joke, but this one isn't half as bad as its name suggests. The B Side of the excellent November 1973 release "Step Into Christmas" recounts Elton's experience of Christmas Eve; after one brandy too many he sees a man in a red suit emerging from his fireplace. Co-written with his original lyricist Bernie Taupin, the song has a full chorus, who were obviously playing it for laughs. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England
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